2011 DEC 12 Markability: Capture Web Articles in Markdown
I’ve thrown a little utility up on Github called Markability, which allows you to capture articles from the web in Markdown format, using a combination of Readability (actually, a port of Readability to Python) and html2text.
Haven’t written documentation yet, but it’s as simple as installing a few Python modules from PyPI, cloning my repo and running from the command line.
easy_install lxml easy_install readability-lxml easy_install chardet git clone https://github.com/aaronsw/html2text.git cd html2text python setup.py install cd .. git clone https://github.com/evandeaubl/markability.git cd markability python markability.py url...
Multiple URLs on the command line are combined into one document with
--- (horizontal rules) separating each page (unfortunately, the Python port of Readability does not handle multi-page articles, so that is a by-hand process). Images are not saved locally yet, but that is a planned feature.
This should get one started. This is a tool I plan to use to archive things for myself, so it will grow as I develop new features for my own needs. Or receive pull requests from others. hint, hint :-)
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